For a man who retired 14 times over the last five years, you’ll assume former UFC light-weight champion Conor McGregor can be extra understanding of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s choice to vacate the title and call it a career.
“Infamous,” who was submitted by “The Eagle” of their UFC 229 title combat, stays the frontrunner to rematch the Dagestani ought to promotion president Dana White by some means persuade Nurmagomedov to stick around for one more fight.
“How you would stroll away at this stage is baffling to me however to every to their very own,” McGregor advised the The Mac Life. “There’s so many superb fights on the market. You may’t simply scurry away from bouts. It’s been the hallmark of his method. I used to be not stunned to see him stroll away or scurry away, I ought to say. It’s what it’s. We stock on.”
McGregor received’t have to fret about championship titles until he can first get previous former interim champion Dustin Poirier within the upcoming UFC 257 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on Jan. 23 on “Struggle Island” in Abu Dhabi, a rematch of their UFC 178 showdown that led to favor of “Infamous.”
“The belt, I believe possibly the subsequent bout, is honest,” McGregor continued. “I might have appreciated to see this combat however there have been circumstances surrounding the person scurrying away to an extent. They’ve given him a little bit of time. We’ll see what occurs. It’s of no odds to me. I’m not going to get caught up within the politics of this enterprise. I’ve up to now and it’s hampered me. So we give attention to the bout forward and that’s it.”
A victory for McGregor would possible put him right into a title combat towards one of many high contenders at 155 kilos. Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira stay viable choices, as does the winner of Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler, who also compete at UFC 257.
The subsequent few weeks are going to be very, very fascinating.